I was delighted and honoured to have one piece of flash fiction accepted by The Bangor Literary Journal. Issue 15 is being launched today and available for free download.
You can read my piece alongside many high-quality poems and flashes, as well as admire the art work right here. In the meantime (although I cannot bear to watch myself on playback), you can watch me struggling to look the camera in the eye as I read ‘Hypersensitive’, an almost true story.
17 thoughts on “Something Different: Reading Flash Fiction in The Bangor Literary Journal”
Lovely bitter-sweet story.
Cats are sooo worth it!
You have a beautiful reading voice, and as Anne says, it’s a bitter-sweet story. Long live cats!
Awww, thank you. I hate to hear my recorded voice, since it never sounds quite like what I hear it from the inside… but I’m glad you enjoyed.
Congratulations Marina Sofia!
Thank you, this one went out several times, and I just slightly edited it each time it came back.
Oh, well done, Marina Sofia! And I love your story, too. There’s something about that animal/human bond, and you capture it well.
It’s very interesting writing flash because you have to write it all in and then take it all out again, till you have a very pared down, implied story.
Enjoyed your short story and your expressive reading. I was in ‘the moment’ and felt the cat-s observant presence. I also want to express many thanks for all the work you do for us subscribers. I have found many books through you.
Thank you, how lovely of you to say that! Hope you enjoy the books!
You’re much braver than me and you read beautifully! Great piece, too, and I can definitely imagine there’s some autobiographical stuff creeping in there…
Yes, this is a story with the ring of truth, capturing cats and marriages so well! And beautifully read …
Congratulations, well done.
This is so good, I could picture every scene. So much (not) said in so few, so well chosen, words.
And your reading was excellent. (I too hate the sound of my own voice.)
Thank you, how very kind of you to say so!
I’ve only really just discovered flash fiction and you’ve written a perfect example, I love the bitter sweetness of it and you do read it beautifully – huge congratulations!
I too discovered flash fiction only about 3 years ago but have become very fond of it. It’s a real challenge to leave so much out, yet make it fully self-contained and clear.